The Capital of Basketball is out in time for holiday giving — order now!
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The Capital of Basketball is out in time for holiday giving — order now!

Order The Capital of Basketball here, or at Amazon here. Dec 7, Saturday, 12 noon, Barnes and Noble, Rockville, MD. Special guest: Hall of Fame Coach Gary Williams! Dec 10, Tuesday, 6 pm, Dematha Stags vs Archbishop Carroll at Dematha High School Dec 14, Saturday, 2 pm-5pm Takoma Park Book Fair Dec 15, Sunday, time…

Major milestone for Magruder coach
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Major milestone for Magruder coach

Dan Harwood quietly just keeps adding to his resume.harwood

The longtime Magruder High School basketball coach passed another milestone last week when he won his 500th career game. Outside of Derwood (MD), his accomplishment drew little attention.

But it bears noting, even if most in the local prep basketball world remain focused on the schools in the WCAC.

Gene Doan, a basketball architect
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Gene Doan, a basketball architect

When Gene Doane was a young man, he thought he might become an architect or an engineer.

ā€œI always had an interest in designing things,ā€ he once said.

Ultimately, he was diverted from such pursuits. Basketball was in his blood, so instead he became a coach ā€“ a builder of successful high school basketball programs, an architect of winning teams.